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  1. Prevalence of seasonal difficulties in mood and behavior among Japanese civil servants.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    Most prevalence studies of seasonal changes in mood and behavior have come from Western countries.

    The authors'goal was to determine the prevalence ofseasonal changes in mood and behavior in a randomly selected group of Japanese workers.

    Method 

    They administered a Japanese translation of the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire to 1,276 civil servants in Nagoya, Japan.

    Results 

    The estimated prevalence of winter seasonal affective disorder was 0.86%, the estimated prevalence of winter subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder was 0.86%, the estimated prevalence of summer seasonal affective disorder was 0.94%, and the estimated prevalence ofsummer subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder was 2.12%. Conclusions : The authors conclude that seasonal changes in mood and behavior occur in Japan, but at a lower frequency and with a different profile than in the United States or Europe.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Variation saisonnière, Trouble humeur, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Fonctionnaire, Japon, Asie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Seasonal variation, Mood disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Civil servant, Japan, Asia, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0467153

    Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 01/03/1996.